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GOP govs, lawmakers supporting Mississippi anti-abortion law

Jul. 29, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

A dozen Republican governors and more than 200 GOP members of Congress are wading into a court fight over a Mississippi law to restrict abortion, the outcome of which could have implications for similar measures across the country. On Thursday, attorneys for South...

Mississippi argues Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade

Jul. 22, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's Republican attorney general argued in papers...

Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions

Jul. 20, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the...

Fourth state in Mexico legalizes abortion, up to 12 weeks

Jul. 20, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz became the fourth of the country’s 32 states to legalize abortion Tuesday. The Veracruz state legislature voted 25-13 to allow abortions in the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy. Those who...

Full federal appeals court to consider Missouri abortion law

Jul. 20, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A full federal appeals court has decided to rehear a case over a sweeping Missouri abortion law that would ban the procedures at or around the eighth week of a pregnancy. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals last week decided to take up the case on...

Iowa abortions continue to increase, reversing long decline

Jul. 15, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of abortions performed in Iowa rose significantly in 2020, continuing a big jump that began in 2019 after a long downward trend, according to data released Monday. Data released to legislative staff by the Iowa Department of Public...

'Abortion reversal' bill introduced in GOP-led Ohio House

Jul. 15, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a disputed method for potentially stopping the abortion process was introduced Thursday in the Ohio House. The legislation would require physicians who perform...

20 states support South Carolina in abortion lawsuit

Jul. 14, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty states are supporting South Carolina's defense of a new abortion law, arguing in an amicus brief that a federal judge was wrong to pause the entire measure instead of just the provision facing a court challenge. In a filing Tuesday with the...

Lawsuit challenges Texas law banning abortion after 6 weeks

Jul. 13, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

A coalition of abortion providers and advocates filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a Texas law that would allow private citizens to sue anyone for helping a woman get an abortion. In addition to asking the U.S. district court in Austin to overturn the law, the...

State reports slight increase in Indiana abortions for 2020

Jul. 10, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of abortions performed in Indiana grew slightly last year, with a new state report showing that drug-induced abortions made up a majority of the procedures for the first time. The annual report from the state health department shows that...